Calvin Klein (the person) may have just dropped a major hint at the next creative director of Calvin Klein (the brand). During an interview with Andy Cohen at Sirius XM, the designer discussed his nakesake label as well as the void that’s been left since Francisco Costa stepped down as creative director back in April.
When it came to revealing the fashion house’s next creative director, Klein didn’t name any names but he did drop a major bombshell hint at who could be lined up. For months now, the fashion industry has speculated that Raf Simons, who exited Dior back in October 2015, would be headed to Calvin Klein. Simons has been the only candidate rumored to fill Costa’s shoes and Klein seemed to hint at that in his statement, “They just finally made changes in the design staff. They won’t announce [who it is] publicly because it’s under contract. But the whole industry knows.”
Simons’s non-compete agreement with LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton is set to expire at the end of July, just in time for Calvin Klein to announce a new creative director before Spring 2017 collections kick off in September. Let the designer musical chairs-watch begin.
From: Harper’s BAZAAR US